Shen Xing is regarded among China’s most beautiful television hostesses. Her good looks have lured some people to switch channels from sports to her popular program on cuisine.
Shen, who works with the Phoenix Television, has little need to worry about appearances, however. Being labeled early in her career as a “vain flower vase”, Shen struggled a long time to prove she’s more than just a pretty face.
Her much-lauded autobiography, Liang Sheng Hua (Double Life of Two Flowers), covers her six years learning to cook at a restaurant near Hong Kong’s landmark Victoria Harbor and her acting in the blockbuster film Call For Love.
Shen said she still feels frustrated when people ask such questions as “are you really cooking” or “are you the real writer of your biography?”